March 27th, 2009

nancy hotdog

Hotdogs and donuts

I’m rereading one of my favorite books, Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love,
and I noticed a funny thing about the cover. Do you see it?

How about now?

Although the overall composition and type treatment is poor, I think I now like this cover even more than Chip Kidd’s all-type and fluorescent ink treatment for the hardcover, even though I loved his custom modification of Knopf’s Borzoi, one of the rare times the publisher has allowed their designers to touch it.


I’d love to see Tim Burton make a movie from this.

licht eye


How cruel is it that a big Hollywood studio produced a movie starring an actor who can’t view the movie? Not since they released Children of a Lesser God without subtitles or Coming Home in theaters without wheelchair access has Hollywood done something so uncaring, callous, and stupid.

I’m surprised the Cyclops Alliance hasn’t called for a boycott.

But since they haven’t, uncle_dan_nyc and I are seeing Monsters vs. Aliens tonight in all its 3-D, glorious Technicolor, breathtaking Cinemascope, and Stereophonic sound goodness.